Police Says PM Escort Vehicle Was not Involved in Any Shootout


One of the PM’s escort vehicles

The Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force is denying reports, that Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit’s escort vehicle, was involved in a shoot-out over the weekend.

This comes following a report on a local radio station on Wednesday August 21st, indicating that police officers from the Special Branch – the department specially assigned to the Prime Minister, were involved in a shoot-out on the north of the island, on Saturday August 17th.

It was also reported that one vehicle was damaged during the gun battle.

Meanwhile, in response to this allegation, Police Public Relations Officer Inspection John Carbon, says contrary to this report, none of these allegations being circulated within the public domain is factual.

The vehicle had sustained damage to its left fender, but this was repaired the following day.

Inspector Carbon noted, the vehicle at the time of the incident was vacant.

He explained, neither this vehicle, nor any other police vehicle, was involved in any shoot-out incident in the north of the Island during the weekend break.

He also responded to critics, who say that police reports about the incident are untrue.

The firearm that discharged was not a handgun, he said; however, he did not specify the type of gun.

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